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    Morning Bell: This Threat Seems Fictional, but It's a Real Danger

    What happens to our society if we lose all electricity? A new TV show premiering next month, Revolution, will explore that question. It will be set in a world “where every single piece of technology—computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights—has mysteriously blacked out forever.” Eric Kripke, one of the show’s … More

    VIDEO: Why Obama's Stimulus Failed

    President Obama’s economic stimulus was supposed to revive America’s economy and put people back to work. But nearly three years after Democrats rammed the bill through Congress, it’s a clear-cut failure. The nation’s 8.6 percent unemployment rate stands out as one of consequences. Then there is the high-profile Solyndra scandal … More

    Top 10 Reads: September 15, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Inmates collect unemployment – Part of growing fraud problem – M.D. Kittle, Watchdog.org UTT: Infrastructure ‘bank’ doomed to fail – Ronald D. Utt, The Washington Times Census Numbers: The Trend … More

    Did Someone Say Infrastructure Investment? Look at DOJ and AT&T

    What’s wrong with this picture? Last night, President Obama told Congress that the nation desperately needs to spend more on infrastructure in order to create jobs and to get the economy moving again. But only last month, his regulators aggressively moved to thwart private-sector plans to invest tens of billions … More

    Obama vs. the Evidence: Infrastructure Spending Is No Job Creator

    The latest unemployment numbers, released Friday, showed that the economy created a net 18,000 jobs in June, far below the roughly 150,000 needed to keep pace with new job market entrants. The unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2 percent. Since President Obama had not yet been asked directly about June’s … More

    U.S. Chamber and AFL-CIO Join Forces to Lobby for Spending Spree

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO do not agree on much. But they have joined forces to persuade Congress to spend more on infrastructure. On the surface it looks like a story of right and left uniting for the common good. As AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the Chamber’s board … More

    As Heritage Predicted, Bin Laden Planned Attacks on Energy Infrastructure

    Materials obtained in the U.S. SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden confirm what Heritage suspected all along: Al-Qaeda considered attacking tanker ships and other maritime energy infrastructure. Bin Laden expected to drive up the price of oil and intended to cause considerable damage to the U.S. and other oil-dependent … More

    A Brief History of Earmarks

    Some in Washington seem to believe that the way our nation currently funds infrastructure projects is the only way. For example,  Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) told Politico: Let’s look at transportation. How do you handle that without earmarks, since that’s a heavily earmarked bill? How do you handle a Corps … More

    Free Money! It's a Nifty Gift from the Federal Government!

    Would you like a $14-billion taxpayer-funded tunnel in your town? How about a $500 million light rail train to nowhere? As state and local governments are under crushing budget constraints, mega-sized infrastructure boondoggles are cropping up all over the country. With the promise of “free money” from the federal government, … More

    Obama Opts for Politics Over Jobs, The Times Joins In

    Today’s New York Times editorial on President Obama’s Cleveland political diatribe-cum-economic speech got one point right — Obama “took too long to engage this debate.” The rest of the editorial was little more than an epilogue to Obama’s political speech. One can see why the Times would avoid talking about the economic … More